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Lucy Smith talks to artists to find out the stories behind your favourite songs.
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"You took the colour from me, but I look better in black" In this episode of Inspired, singer-songwriter Thelma Plum talks us through her Hottest 100 hit 'Better in Blak'.
In this episode of Inspired, we find out how music and rhythm went hand in hand for beat maker Jerome Farah.
In this episode of Inspired, songwriter Sarah Aarons tells us how she went from her Melbourne bedroom to working with music's biggest names.
Makers Series: Trials

Makers Series: Trials


November is Ausmusic Month and we’re taking this opportunity to bring you The Makers. Each week we'll be chatting with an Australian working behind the scenes with some of the biggest names in music. Today we find out the inspirations behind one of Australia's most prolific producer/rapper/composer, Trials!
We're meeting a Grammy-award winning Australian producer who over the last 15 years, has carved her own space in rock and alternative music!
"Longing to leave, but begging to feel, that something will make you stay" In this episode of Inspired, singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko reflects on the heartbreak that helped create her 2009's hit 'We Won't Run'. She also reveals how Hamlet, the Sydney Opera House and recording in Stockholm changed her song writing process forever.
Thundamentals - Sally

Thundamentals - Sally


"I don't wanna hurt nobody, I just wanna move my body..." On this episode of Inspired, Tuka, Jeswon & DJ Morgs from Thundamentals, talk about the loose night that inspired their Hottest 100 hit 'Sally'.
"Please tell me I am not undone..." On this episode of Inspired, Joel and Dan from Aussie metalcore band The Amity Affliction, talk about the personal story behind their 2014 hit 'Pittsburgh'.
"Sound of the Groove Armada, we Superstylin..." In this episode of Inspired, UK dance legends Andy Cato and Tom Findlay aka Groove Armada, take you through the inspirations behind their Grammy-nominated smash hit 'Superstylin'.
"Finding it hard is a feeling that all of you know..." In this episode of Inspired, Dave, Tim and Jon take you through the ups and (mostly) downs of recording their breakout single 'Feeding Line'. They also unpack why they would change the song if they were given the chance.
"This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore..." In this episode of Inspired, Nanna and Raggi from Iceland's Of Monsters and Men, take you back to the share house that influenced their hit 'Little Talks'. They also share their love/hate relationship with the song that introduced them to the world.
"Be my baby, one more time...." In this episode of Inspired, Cut Copy's Dan Whitford takes you behind the scenes of their smash hit 'Lights & Music'
Birds of Tokyo - Plans

Birds of Tokyo - Plans


"You know, this don't feel right...." In this episode of Inspired, Kenny & Sparky from Birds of Tokyo take us through the madness that helped form their cross-over hit; ‘Plans’.
Glass Animals - Gooey

Glass Animals - Gooey


"Ride my little pooh bear, wanna take a chance...." In this episode of Inspired, Dave from Glass Animals calls in from his home studio to walk us through the random sounds and peanut butter vibes in their 2014 jam; ‘Gooey’.
HAIM - The Wire

HAIM - The Wire


"I just know I know I know I know that you're gonna be OK anyway". In this episode of Inspired, the HAIM sisters talk us through how Tom Petty, Marilyn Manson and over twenty demos led to creating their smash hit 'The Wire'.
In this episode of Inspired, Zach and Billy from Hockey Dad talk us through 'Join The Club' - a middle finger to societal expectations
"Wait, I don't ever want to be here..." In this episode of Inspired, Alisa and Thom from The Naked and Famous talk us though their 2010 hit 'Punching In A Dream'
Peking Duk - High

Peking Duk - High


In this episode of Inspired, professional party boys Adam and Reuben, aka Peking Duk, talk about their breakthrough hit 'High' {Ft. Nicole Millar}
"My friend told me of a secret..." In this episode of Inspired, Stella Donnelly shares the personal inspirations behind her breakthrough hit 'Boys Will Be Boys' & how it went onto be a #MeToo anthem.
Hilltop Hoods - 1955

Hilltop Hoods - 1955


“Well Montaigne, let’s go!” In this episode of Inspired, Suffa, Pressure and DJ Debris aka Hilltop Hoods, share the story behind their string filled love letter to small town's everywhere, '1955'.
Comments (2)

jr jr

I thought this program was cancelled when I got to Ep 61. sooo happy

Feb 25th

Anthony Selmo

great episode!

Oct 15th
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